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ENG221: Introduction to the Writing of Fiction

Librarian for Literature and Theater Studies

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Arianne Hartsell-Gundy
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Duke University, Box 90195
Durham, NC 27708

Using Reference Sources

Reference sources, like encyclopedias, dictionaries, companions, atlases, etc., can be used for looking up basic facts and details. They can also be used for getting historical context and background.

Reference Source Examples